brokentrident asked:

Hey I was hoping you could help me. If Nightwing and Starfire had Nightstar. Also almost getting married until the wedding incident. Where does Barbra Gordon come into play with Nightwing? Please if you know, thank you.

You’re asking a couple of different things here, I think.

Nightstar (Mar’i Grayson) is the daughter of Dick Grayson and Koriand’r (who is dead in that continuity) in the Kingdom Come alternate universe, published in 1996. She has not, to my knowledge, appeared in any other continuity including mainstream canon. That is a different timeline from the “almost getting married” incident, which happened in the mainstream continuity of The New Titans (issue #100, 1993).

Barbara Gordon’s relationship with Dick came along later, in terms of publishing chronology. The idea of pairing Dick and Barbara in the comics was, I believe, Chuck Dixon’s, though they had already had something of a romance onscreen in Batman: The Animated Series. The beginnings of their main continuity attraction to each other pops up in Birds of Prey #8 (published in 1999) and then again in the Nightwing/BOP arc: The Hunt for Oracle (2000). Their first romantic kiss was at the end of the No Man’s Land arc (Nightwing #38, 2000) and after that Dick and Barbara developed a relationship in the pages of Nightwing and Birds of Prey, which lasted until 2004 when they broke up.

In 2003, a standalone retcon of Batgirl’s origin story - Batgirl: Year One, written by Dixon - was released which gave the two of them a little more romantic history from the early days than they’d had before.

Dick proposed in Nightwing #117 (2006) right before leaving to go fight the Infinite Crisis - a DC Universe wide crossover event he was not expected to survive. Dick was saved by editorial, and an overwhelming fan campaign, at the last minute (they killed Superboy instead) so when he came back (and after One Year Later… it’s comics, it’s confusing!) there was still this dangling ex-engagement that no one had expected to have to deal with… and no one did. It just sort of lingered there, some writers making reference to it (specifically Scott Snyder in The Black Mirror, and Bryan Q. Miller in Batgirl vol. 3.) But they never actually did get married either. (Babs had a drug-induced dream that they did once…)

Then the New 52 happened and erased everything… except maybe Batgirl: Year One as an origin story for Babs. Where we are now is that they had a lot of flirtations growing up, and continuing to present day, but Dick’s death had to be faked so he could go join Spyral for Batman and Barbara believes he is dead along with everyone else. It’ll probably be awhile before we see them together again in any meaningful way.

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EXCEPT. In the pages of Earth 2: World’s End. On Earth 2, Dick is a journalist and Babs is a cop, they aren’t Nightwing and Batgirl. They are married with a kid named John Grayson, though. But that… world… is about to… *end*. So we’ll see if anyone other than Helena Wayne and Kara Zor-L get to survive that impending doom.

PS - Here’s a really good timeline of their relationship with lots of mushy panels: http://fyeahdickandbabs.tumblr.com/post/17393439450/the-history-of-dick-babs-so-far Takes you up to the very beginning of the New 52.)

Oh COME ON, Bat in the Sun. Blackface is RACIST, a black individual wearing their own skin (which they CAN’T REMOVE, BTW) and a Superman costume is cosplay. EDUCATE YOURSELVES. 

(BTW #1: BITS is the production company behind the superhero death match webseries “Super Power Beat Down” in case you want to rethink watching that show.)

(BTW #2: I’m not black, so I’m not in any position to give leeway on the subject. I will just say, the woman in question is an Australian teen… It’s possible she’s not educated in the history of Blackface, as it’s mostly an American practice. This does not excuse either her behavior or BITS’s “defense” of her behavior.)

Oh COME ON, Bat in the Sun. Blackface is RACIST, a black individual wearing their own skin (which they CAN’T REMOVE, BTW) and a Superman costume is cosplay. EDUCATE YOURSELVES.

(BTW #1: BITS is the production company behind the superhero death match webseries “Super Power Beat Down” in case you want to rethink watching that show.)

(BTW #2: I’m not black, so I’m not in any position to give leeway on the subject. I will just say, the woman in question is an Australian teen… It’s possible she’s not educated in the history of Blackface, as it’s mostly an American practice. This does not excuse either her behavior or BITS’s “defense” of her behavior.)

therearecertainshadesoflimelight

therearecertainshadesoflimelight:

dcwomenkickingass:

Earlier today Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced the titles, stars and release dates of 10 films including a Wonder Woman film slated for 2017.

Based on the press release from the company we also know that Gal Gadot will be the star of that film.

What don’t we know? Quite a lot.

1. Who is…

The clay origin is so beautiful and feminist and misunderstood. It is that rare story where the bitterly wanted “miracle” magical child is female. Where the “savior” is female. It’s a distinctly feminine story about motherhood that gets me in my gut as a woman and as someone who knows what it’s like to desperately want a child.

So if I can’t have the clay origin….for the love of God…can someone PLEASE let me have Steve Trevor? Seriously, can I just write a love letter to Steve Trevor? Steve Trevor is AWESOME. He is intensely misunderstood and has been mishandled in the past but his CONCEPT as a character is absolutely awesome and it kills me how incredibly untapped his potential is. He’s a brave man who crashes on an island and Wonder Woman nurses him back to health. He falls in love with this beautiful, spectacular woman who saved him. She will always be more physically powerful than he is and he isn’t threatened by that and doesn’t care. She views him as her equal because Wonder Woman, of all people, understands that our worth lies not within our bodies but within our souls. He allows himself to be saved by her knowing full well that she is the “savior” figure but that’s ok. He knows that it’s OK that she is in that role and he loves her for it just as she loves him. This relationship is progressive and important and it kills me that we don’t get it because cultural understanding of gender norms is so freaking awful that people seemingly think that Wonder Woman—-a woman designed to confront patriarchy—-can seemingly only be satisfied by a super powered alien who matches/exceeds her physical strength and/or a billionaire superhuman who dresses up like a Bat.   It shouldn’t take a super genius to understand that that is really messed up, people.  This relationship is every bit as important as the one between Superman and Lois Lane in terms of exploring and pushing back on what it truly means to have “power” and what makes people truly equal and yet no one will tell this story and I’m sorry but that is batshit crazy.  In my head, he is played by Chris Pine or Ryan Gosling but I am open to suggestions.

Steve Trevor is the man Steve Rogers thought he was going to get to become when he agreed to take the Super Soldier serum.

I am terrified and exhilarated about a Wonder Woman movie. I hope they hire the right people and tell a really good story. Hera knows, Diana deserves it.

bryanqmiller

bryanqmiller:

Champions!

And so here we are. I started on Smallville as an intern in 2005, and before that had been watching since Season 3, so to say that a chapter of my life is coming to a close is an understatement.

The news has broken that the series we continued in digital and print after the…

So ends my favorite product of DC Comics. *sigh*

We had a real nice thing, guys.